NEBOSH IGC New Syllabus

Nebosh has now published a revamped and new syllabus for Nebosh IGC.

The new syllabus now consists of only 2 units.

IG1 – Management of health and safety – Online Open Book Exam – passing marks 45/100
IG2 – Risk Assessment – Practical unit.

Both IG1 and IG2 will be marked by NEBOSH.

NEBOSH has introduced NEBOSH Open Book Examination (OBE), and the Next Date for OBE Exam has been scheduled on 09th June 2021.

Learners on the old Syllabus

Learners who are on the current syllabus of 3 paper units (IGC1, GC2 and GC3) would now have the buffer period to complete all units until 31st March 2022. If they fail to complete all these units by this date, all previously passed units if any would be void and they would need to be enrolled on the new syllabus from 1st April 2022. It is most advisable for learners to be enrolled on the new syllabus specification effective immediately.

Please note that there is no system of waiver or credit between the old and new syllabus. Students who have completed part units on the old syllabus DO NOT have the option to transfer or apply for waiver on the new syllabus. If the learners wish to discontinue the old syllabus and apply on the new syllabus specification, this would be treated as a fresh registration and both new papers (IG1 and IG2) will have to be completed.

NEBOSH International General Certificate Course – Key Facts

Unit prefixes and title/s: Unit IG1: Management of health and safetyThe new syllabus now consists of only 2 units. Unit IG2: Risk assessment
Assessment: Unit IG 1: Unit IG 2: Assessment Type Online Open Book Exam Assessment + Closing Interview Practical assessment – Online Submission
Assessment Time 24 hours 3 hours
Modes of study: A full-time block release course (minimum of two weeks, ten working days including question paper hours) Part-time day release (spread over at least ten weeks) Open or distance learning.
Qualification level and number of credits: National SCQF Level 6 with 11 credits (Equivalent to RQF Level 3)
Entry requirements: None
Qualification grades: The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit IG1

Syllabus Summary

1. Why we should manage workplace health and safety
2. How health and safety management systems work and what they look like
3. Managing risk – understanding people and processes
4. Health and safety monitoring and measuring


Online Open Book Assessment with Closing Interview Unit IG1

5. Physical and psychological health
6. Musculoskeletal health
7. Chemical and biological agents
8. General workplace issues
9. Work equipment


Practical assessment Unit IG2

Learning Mode

NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) can be delivered in various learning modes.

Virtual / Online Live Learning
E – Learning
In Company Training

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    NEBOSH Open Book Examination (OBE)

    Green World is delighted to announce NEBOSH Open Book Examination (OBE) – A new format of assessment , which enables the learners to take the examination at the comfort of the home. The OBE Assesses the same objective & learning outcomes as it was earlier in written / paper format.

    NEBOSH Open Book Exam dates for IG 1 / IGC 1:
    18th Jan’23

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